Texas gifts are easy enough to come by, but it can be harder to find ones that aren’t even remotely tacky. This collection, however, is full of cool, non-tacky gifts to give to Texan family and friends, whether they live in Texas or have left it behind for a new life somewhere else. Nostalgic, classy, and unashamedly Southern, these gifts will delight any true blue native of the 28th state.
Y'all: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan
When in Texas, do as the Texans do. But if you know someone who’s visiting the Lone Star State who’s not au fait with the way of the Texan world, this book will give them all the info they need, from language and culture to essential do’s and don’ts.
Homesick Texas Candle
You can take a person out of Texas, but you can never take Texas out of a person, and this candle will keep those home fires burning. Infused with the aroma of pine, leather, and lime, this 60-80 hour soy wax candle will take them back home whenever it’s lit.
Texas Ice Cube Molds
They can toast their home state whenever they feel like it with this silicone ice mold. Making six 2” cubes, each one is stamped with the outline of good ol’ TX so they’ll be reminded of their favorite state whether they’re drinking cocktails or ice cold coffee.
They’ll feel warm and fuzzy whenever they’re away from home when they have this simple but comforting sweatshirt to slip into. Available in seven different colors, this sweat has their state printed big and bold across the front so everyone will know where their allegiance really lies.
Texas Cocktails Book
If you’re looking for something to give to an out of towner who’s heading to Texas, gifts don’t come much more useful than this book. Packed with recipes for more than 100 delicious cocktails, this guide also digs deep into the drinking culture and nightlife of America’s 28th state.
State Spoon Rest
The Stetson may be the hat of choice for Texans, but in the kitchen it’s wherever you lay your spoon that’s your home. This beautiful stoneware rest is sculpted into the shape of Texas, and is glazed in a beautiful blue for a little piece of home wherever they end up living.
Texas Bluebonnet Garden Grow Kits
How cute is this for a state gift? Nestled inside a flower pot they will find a state-shaped clay and soil form infused with bluebonnet flower seeds, which will grow and blossom when it’s kept watered in a sunny position. The pretty packaging even includes a customizable gift tag.
BBQ Blends Rub & Sauce Kit
Not only can they have the taste of Texas when they barbeque, but they can also branch out and sample the flavors of Memphis, Kansas, and Carolina, too. These four regional seasonings can be used as dry rubs, or added to other ingredients to make delicious marinades and sauces.
Franklin Barbecue Cookbook
Written by the winner of every major barbeque award going, this book contains many of Aaron Franklin’s secrets to the perfect cook-out. From how to build the perfect smoker to sourcing and cooking outstanding meats, this book is a must for any wannabe grill master or fan of al fresco cooking.
Texas Campfire Mug
They can tell stories of their home state around the campfire when they have this cute enamel mug to drink their cocoa or coffee from. Holding 10 fluid ounces, the white mug has a typically Texan scene on one side, and can be personalized with any text on the reverse.
Great State of Texas Cocktail Ice Tray
They’ll be able to keep their cool even in the hot Southern sun with this fun Texas gift. Made from silicone, this ice cube mold produces six 2 inch cubes which each come with the outline of the Lone Star State embossed onto one side.
Texas Bamboo Serving and Cutting Board
This bamboo cutting board can be used in the kitchen but will also look stunning as a piece of wall art. Laser engraved with fun illustrations to depict some of the joys Texas has to offer, the board comes with a hanger so it can be displayed when not in use.
The Austin Cookbook
Every taste that they love can be found in this remarkable cookbook. Combining street food with gourmet food, and the Tex Mex and tacos the state is famous for, this full color recipe book also features hints and tips for preparing the ingredients needed for this unique culinary experience.
Ode to Home State Pillow
If you have a friend who waxes lyrical about home every time you see them, this pillow will make the perfect gift. Printed with a four-verse poem about their home state, this pillow also has a whimsical illustration on the front showing the cacti and cattle that Texas is famous for.
Texas Home State Doormat
Whether they reside in the 28th state or have moved away, this doormat will show visitors where their host’s heart truly lies. Available in three different sizes, this ‘HOME’ mat shows the state’s silhouette where the ‘O’ should be, and is made from coconut fibers with a non-slip latex/PVC backing.
Texas Flag Crew Socks
No matter what sport they’re into, these socks will be ideal for adding a touch of patriotic flair. With 3% Spandex for a perfect fit, these socks show a unique Texas flag design, and feature a lone star on the back of the calf for a stylish finishing touch.
Texas Pete Variety Set
Add some heat to mealtimes with this set of four Texas Pete hot sauces. With original, garlic, and hotter hot sauces, there is also a bottle of green chili pepper sauce which includes whole green peppers for texture and taste.
Lost, Texas Photo Book
Old buildings carry a huge amount of intrigue, and none more so than the ones featured in this beautiful full-color book. Packed with photographs and information, readers can take a journey to – among others – a long lost lumberyard, a forgotten schoolhouse, and a ghostly gas station near the Yates oilfield.
State Shape Wall Hooks
If home is where the heart is, it can now be where the coat, hat, scarf, or purse is, too. These wall hooks are made from North American black walnut wood and have been cut into the shape of their favorite state for a daily reminder of home.
Texas Leather Patch Hat
If they collect hats or even if they just need to keep the sun off their head, this snapback cap will make the perfect Texas gift. Made from a cotton and polyester/nylon mix, this hat boasts a leather patch laser engraved with the outline of their beloved state.
Chilling in the kitchen or grilling in the back yard, this apron will keep clothes clean while showing allegiance to the state of Texas. Block colored in red, white, and blue, the top of the apron is adorned with a lone star applique in a contrasting white.
Texas Pendant Charm Necklace
If she carries a piece of home in her heart, now she can carry it around her neck, too. Made from tarnish-free stainless steel, this pendant measures 3cm x 2.5cm and is cut to the shape of Texas with a tiny heart cut-out. Supplied with an 18” x 2” extendable chain.
State of Texas Cutting Board
Choose between a rectangular and a round shape and you will receive a beautiful cutting board that makes a great Texas gift for any home. In a choice of mahogany, bamboo, and walnut, this board comes in several sizes and can be personalized inside the engraved state silhouette.
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